The Review Process

Review of student behavior may be initiated from several sources including student complaints or evaluations, and or faculty/administrator observations, evaluations or complaints. Complainants should direct concerns to the chairperson who will arrange an informal review with complainant, and the student. If the behavior is not corrected or if the severity warrants, a formal complaint (in writing) to the chairperson should be initiated by the complainant.

The department chairperson will then send a copy of the complaint to the student, meet with the student to issue the discipline or forward the complaint to the Department of Counseling Retention Committee to evaluate the merit of the complaint and conduct additional investigation as needed. The committee will forward their recommendation to the chair. The chairperson will notify the student and the advisor (in writing) of the outcome.

A student who wishes to appeal a decision should refer to the Grievance Policy in the handbook.